Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bob Staake: Broken Arch

Bob Staake's illustration for the cover of next week’s issue of The New Yorker comments on the tragic rift that the nation is witnessing. “At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided,” says Bob. “But my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.”

Oli Winward: Aruba

Oli Winward's latest in a series of map illustrations for Islands Magazine whisks us away to beautiful Aruba.

Valeria Petrone: Where Did (Eye) Land?

Valeria Petrone will have a one-woman of paintings and illustrations in Rome, opening on December 4th.

Chris Gash: Pants on Fire!

Chris Gash’s illustration for The New York Times Science section accompanies a column about the culture of lying at banks and how the more someone is reminded that they are a banker, the more likely they are to lie.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keith Negley: Drugging Our Kids

Keith Negley’s illustration appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune with a disturbing expose of doctors who take money from pharmaceutical companies and, in turn, over prescribe risky medications to foster children.

Elizabeth Sayles: Tip for a Snowy Day

Elizabeth Sayles shares a bit of wisdom learned while working on a recent project. “If you have to go the barn to milks the cows in a blizzard, tie a bright colored string around your front door knob and unwind it as you go out.  Then follow it back home.  Stay safe out there!”

Scott Pollack: Granny Coach

Scott Pollack’s illustrations for the Wall Street Journal accompany an article about a Fall Family Football game, wherein the NFL will sell actual play cards to the public. So Grandma can coach, while everyone including the dog faces off!

Peter Strain: It’s a Wonderful Life

Peter Strain illustrates the classic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the Queen’s Film Theatre Film Guide Cover. Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!

Zara Picken: Honeymoon Road Trips

Zara Picken was commissioned by Cincinnati Wedding Magazine to create an illustrated map to accompany a travel story about honeymoon road trips from Cincinnati. Trip highlights were written in a narrative form for each of the five cities, which Zara incorporated as icons throughout the map.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Edel Rodriguez: Real Madrid

Edel Rodriguez illustrates a spread for 8x8 Magazine, accompanying an assessment of the best soccer players in the history of Real Madrid.